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Insight into tourist travel behaviors is crucial for managers engaged in strategic planning and decision making to create a sustainable tourism industry. However, they continue to face significant challenges in fully capturing and understanding the behavior of international tourists. The...

Author(s)
Huy Quan Vu; Li Gang; Law, R.; Ye HaoBin [Ye, H. B. B. ]
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2015, 46, pp 222-232
Abstract

Since China's reform and opening up, the number of overseas tourists to Tibet has increased by an annual average of 27% over the last 14 years. The rapid development of tourism in Tibet has meant that the tourism industry has played an important role in local economic development. Many overseas ...

Author(s)
Li Juan; Chu YuJie; Zhao ZhenBin; Wang LeiLei
Publisher
Tourism College of Beijing Union University, Beijing, China
Citation
Tourism Tribune, 2015, 30, 3, pp 35-43
Abstract

The key objective of this study was to develop a theory-based understanding of the role that travel advisories play in how tourists make decisions to travel to specific destinations. Many countries issue travel alerts to inform their citizens about potential risks when travelling abroad. The...

Author(s)
Tsang KeeFu [Tsang, K. F. N. ]; Wong, O.; Prideaux, B.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2018, 24, 4, pp 307-323
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China is the fast-growing tourism source market, and Dubai is one of the top ten Chinese international luxury destinations. Understanding Chinese tourists' perceptions of Dubai will help tourism businesses in Dubai to gain competitive advantages in the campaign for more Chinese visitors. This study ...

Author(s)
Liu DanQing; Upchurch, R. S.
Publisher
EuroCHRIE,
Citation
32nd EuroCHRIE conference "Hospitality and Tourism Futures", Dubai 6-9 October 2014, 2014, pp 102
Abstract

The Internet spreads tourism information around the world and specifically travel blogs function as an online version of word-of-mouth (eWOM). This research explored the role of blogs as a destination image formation agent for China's inbound tourism. Data were collected from 630 bloggers who wrote ...

Author(s)
Tseng Chi; Wu Bihu; Morrison, A. M.; Zhang JingRu; Chen YingChen
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2015, 46, pp 347-358
Abstract

This special issue tries not only to provide some entry points into new ways of thinking about tourism from a less occident-centric point of view, but also strives to base the discussion on analyses of special aspects specifically about the development and change of international travel originating ...

Author(s)
Arlt, W. G.; Burns, P.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2013, 10, 2, pp 123-227
Abstract

Understanding the geographical preferences of international tourists is critical for the tourism planning and marketing. However, it is not an easy endeavor to gather the corresponding information, given the absence of city-level tourism statistical data and high costs of participant survey. This...

Author(s)
Su ShiLiang; Wan Chen; Hu YiXuan; Cai ZhongLiang
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Applied Geography, 2016, 73, pp 26-37
Abstract

'Begpacking' refers to the practice of tourists begging, busking or selling trinkets at their travel destinations to finance their travel. Instances of begpacking have recently caused condemnation in mainstream and social media, fuelled by the perception that begpackers come from the rich Western...

Author(s)
Tolkach, D.; Jørgensen, M. T.; Pratt, S.; Suntikul, W.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2019, 44, 1, pp 17-32
Abstract

This paper explores how the national tourism organizations (NTOs) of the top 10 most-visited countries by international tourists strategically employ Facebook to promote and market their destinations. Based on big data retrieved from the NTOs' Facebook pages, and leveraging advanced metrics for...

Author(s)
Mariani, M. M.; Mura, M.; Felice, M. di
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 2018, 8, pp 312-325
Abstract

This study assesses social media content produced by customers and related review-management strategies of domestic and international hotel chains in Mainland China. Descriptive statistical methods and multilevel regression are employed. The results suggest that: (a) luxury consumers are more...

Author(s)
Schuckert, M.; Liang Sai; Law, R.; Sun WenJun
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2019, 77, pp 528-537

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